Arts and Entertainment

Auburn-area entertainment calendar | Feb. 27

Rob Kneisler plays The Station Bistro in Auburn at 6 p.m. Saturday.  - Courtesy photo
Rob Kneisler plays The Station Bistro in Auburn at 6 p.m. Saturday.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Auburn area's entertainment lineup


Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave.  Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec  at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at

‘80s at 8 Movies Package:  8 p.m., selected Fridays. Lineup: • “Ghostbusters (March 1); • “Top Gun” (March 8); • “Breakfast Club” (March 15); • “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (March 29). Movie package: $8.

Classic Kid’s Movies Series: 2 p.m. Saturdays. Lineup: • March 2: “Hey There It’s Yogi Bear!” Tickets: $3.

Screening of High Ground, The Movie: 7 p.m. March 7. Sponsored by Auburn VFW Post 1741 and Green River Community College & Vet Corps. For complementary tickets, contact the GRCC Vet Corp Office at: 253-833-9111, ext. 2277 or email

Ave Kids, Skippyjon Jones: 2 p.m. March 9. Play based on the popular children’s book series by Judy Schachner that shares the adventures of a Siamese kittenboy who can’t resign himself to being an ordinary cat. Tickets: $6.

Michael Tomlinson: 7:30 p.m. March 9. Widely known for his friendly concerts, funny stories and warm, goodwill onstage, Tomlinson has taken his music in a new direction and is touring selections from his new album The Way Out West. Tickets: $17, $15.

Ave Kids, It’s Just Rocket Science with Dr. Kaboom: 2 p.m. March 16. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his audience riveted with interest and rolling with laughter whilst exploring scientific content that ties directly into educational curriculum standards. Tickets: $6.

March Comedy at the Ave:  7:30 p.m. March 16, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Headliner Mike Baldwin is considered by many to be one of the smartest, funniest and most likable comics working the road today. Recommended for ages 18 and above. Tickets: $17, $15.

The Gothard Sisters: 2 p.m. March 17. Three sisters, sharing their love for Irish music, traditional Irish step dance and storytelling perform a special St. Patrick’s Day show. Tickets: $17, $15.

Hook Me Up: 7:30 p.m. April 6. The excitement of Hook Me Up stems from the musical melding of four of the Northwest’s busiest “sidemen” in contemporary music. These four individuals have come together to bring you an energetic and entertaining sound in modern instrumental music. Tickets: $17, $15.

April Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. April 12. Three comedians in one night. Recommended for ages 18 and above. Tickets: $17, $15.

Brandon Cash Tribute to Johnny Cash: 7:30 p.m. April 13. Emulating a true musical legend, Brandon Cash’s performance is largely based on the early years of Johnny Cash’s career, including the Tennessee Three and the Carter family. Performing both true classics interspersed with his own original music which celebrates a true country tradition. Tickets: $20, $18.


Auburn Symphony Chamber Concert, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”: 4-6 p.m. March 10, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Seattle poet Jack Prelutsky, the first Children’s Poet Laureate of the U.S., narrates his award-winning book, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant,” accompanied by five musicians playing Lucas Richman’s original score. Tickets: $17 adults; $10 students. For tickets, call 253-887-7777 or visit


APAC, 700 E. Main St. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec  at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at

“Beauty and the Beast”: 7 p.m. March 7-9, 14-16. Auburn Actors’ Guild presents classic, based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature. Tickets: $12 general admission; $5.00 seniors, students and military. Tickets available for pre-sale at, the Auburn High Bookkeeper’s Office and are at the door. For ticket information, call 253-931-4895.

Rainbow Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. March 23. Back by popular demand, this dynamic group features physical stunts, mesmerizing dance, glow in the dark costumes, and inventive use of props. Tickets: $15/$13.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra, “Spotlight on the Auburn Symphony”: 7:30 p.m. April 27; 2:30 p.m. April 28, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. R. Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration” and Stravinsky’s “The Right of Spring”. Free pre-concert lecture begins 45 minutes prior to performance. Tickets: $34 adults; $27 seniors (55 and older); $10 students. To order, call 253-887-7777 or visit


Jazz series:: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE, Auburn. Saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs each week with a different featured guest musician – or two – from around the region. No cover. Featured guest musician schedule: • March 2: Barney McClure, piano; • March 9: Karin Kajita, piano; March 16: Richard Person, trumpet; Steve Luceno bass; • March 23: Paul Sawyer, guitar; • March 30: Overton Berry, piano. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Mondays of each month, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Poets featured at the open mic venue. Presented by The Station Bistro, the Northwest Renaissance, Auburn Striped Water Poets. Open to poets of every age and skill level. • March 4 program: Michael Dylan Welch and Tanya McDonald. For more information, contact

Music at The Station Bistro: 6-9 p.m. March 2, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Rob Kneisler, singer, songwriter, fingerstyle guitarist, performs. Call for details and reservations at 253-735-1399. For more information, visit

Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Open mic on the last Wednesday of the month. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.



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